Stargate Yule

Good Gentles All,

Please join the Baronies of Stargate and Loch Soilleir at our stellar Co-Baronial event on Saturday, April 19 at Cedar Bayou Park in Baytown, Texas. This will be a glorious day of both competition and camaraderie!

Our day will include...

Rapier, Chivalric & Archery Baronial Championships
A&S Competition and Bring-Out-Your-Demo Special Challenge
Bread, Pickle, and Cookie Contests
Visiting Merchants
Evening Feast! (Alfresco - "Under the Stars")

Timing of the Day:

8:30 AM Site Opens
9:00 AM Co-Baronial Coffee House Open
"First-Plate Cleared" Baked-Goods Competition! (details)
10:00 AM Opening Court (at their Majesties' discretion)
10:30 AM Archery Baronial Championships Begins
Chivalric Baronial Championships Begins
Rapier Baronial Championships Begins

"Bring-Out-Your Demo" Competition Begins (details)
1:00 PM A&S "Work-In-Progress" Competition Begins (details)
3:00 PM Bread due to kitchen to be judged for the "Prized Peel" Bread Competition (details)
4:00 PM Championships & Competitions Wrapping Up
Heraldic Meeting
5:00 PM Closing Court
6:00 PM Alfresco Feast
8:00 PM Site Closes

Alfresco Feast Menu:

Breads and butters with last years favorite pickled garlic made by Wissa.
Spinach salad with feta, cranberries, tomato, honey mustard
Grilled chicken breast and legs in garlic and herbs
Grilled shrimp skewers fresh from Kemah in garlic and herbs
Couscous with lemon gremolata
Grilled vegetables in olive oil with Parmesan cheese
Fruit sundae, banana, walnuts,dark chocolate, blueberries and honey
(Nuts omitted from desert upon request)

Pickle Pilgrim with his Peel

The Prized Peel or Son of the Pickle Pilgrim Competition

The pickle needs some bread to share at feast and some for the judges - join the competition!
Bring bread to enter the contest.
Bread due to the kitchen by 3pm.
The only rule is you make it yourself.
Every contestant gets a peel token. Kids can enter too, no limit to entries.
Then eat everyone's bread with feast.

Questions can be sent to Maggie Hallenberg on Facebook.

First-Plate-Cleared Baked Goods Competition

Everyone will want a morning snack when they get on site. So, let's see who makes the best morning nosh. Bring a plate or two of your favorite morning baked good and let's see who's plate empties the fastest! Bakers: To participate, please bring your baked goods to the Hospitality Tent in the morning. Eaters: We would love your help in testing our competitor's baked goods. Please stop by the Hospitality Tent and partake in our donation-based bake sale. The Co-Baronial Coffee House will open at 9 AM.

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Bring-Out-Your-Demo Competition

This is a NEW COMPETITION where you create a display or poster that explains an item/thing/area of SCA Life in order to educate those new to our Society OR new to that SCA area.

Think back to when you were new and wished for a bit more knowledge about going to your first event (for example). What if there had been a display/poster at populace or at a demo or newcomer meeting that showed you what to expect, what to bring/wear and who to contact for more information about an event. Another example could be a display/poster for those who may not be new to the SCA but new to an SCA area like A&S competitions or target archery or event stewarding.

The purpose is to EXCITE another person about the SCA or a new to them part of the SCA, which in turn makes the SCA more fun for us all. Displays/posters can be a collage of picture that celebrate something in the SCA or a display of objects with explanation of how we use in the SCA. BE CREATIVE!! In the near future, we would like to use these displays at a demo to help recruit new members.

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Work-In-Progress A&S Competition

Is your project “in progress”? No worries! Bring it to the Stargate and Loch Soilleir Co-Baronial A&S Competition. Documentation is not required but a card telling what it is and what it is going to be is required. So bring what you are working on for people to see and enjoy. If you have any questions please contact Delphina de Champeaux of Loch Soilleir. This will start at 1 PM.

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This beautiful outdoor site is primitive; please be prepared. Portable toilets and wash stations will be onsite. The Baronies will be bringing drinking water and water bearing supplies. As a backup, we recommend you bring a gallon of water for yourself and to share with others. Don't forget your mug.

We will have some general pavilions/shade space around the tourney field. Please feel free to bring your own canopies (pop-ups) to make sure you have shade (and to help provide ambiance).

Site Rules:
- Site opens to the public at 8:30 AM and closes at 8 PM.
- Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or by an adult at least 21 years old with a signed & notarized Minor Event Waiver from the parents.
- Only service animals allowed.
- This county park is dry - no alcohol allowed.

Site Fees: Site fee: $10; children: $5; Family Max: $24. Non-member surcharge: $5.
Feast Fee: $7.00. Please make checks payable to SCA/Stargate.

Site Address: Cedar Bayou Park, 9718 Hadden Rd, Baytown, TX 77521


- From Houston, take Route I-10 East
- Take Exit 793 toward N Main St
- Turn left onto N Main St (go 1.1 mi)
- Turn right onto E Wallisville Rd (go 1.0 mi)
- Turn left onto Hadden Rd
- Entrance to the Park will be 1 mile on right

Map showing directions to event


Event Steward
Lady Michelle of Stargate
Michelle Meyer (978-604-1157)
Feast Steward
Magdalena von Hallenberg

(c) Cary Dier
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